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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- A makeover
- New friends
- A wing person (optional)
Get a makeover
Prepare to meet new people by treating yourself to a makeover. Buy some new clothes, update your hairstyle, whiten your teeth, pump some iron. It's easier to socialize when you feel good about yourself.
Make new friends
Make some new friends, especially if all your old ones are married or still socializing with your ex. It will be easier for you to let your hair down among new acquaintances. Join a club, take a course, become a volunteer, and talk to people wherever you go.
Force yourself out
Force yourself to go out at least once a week, even when you don't feel like it. Otherwise, it's too easy to hibernate, and the longer you wait to start socializing as a single, the harder it may become.
Don't use kids as an excuse
If you have children, don't use them as an excuse to stay home every night. They won't be around to keep you company forever, and having a hermit for a mom or dad is not healthy.
Leave your comfort zone
Go solo on occasion, whether it's eating alone in a restaurant or going on vacation by yourself. It can be easier to meet people, since strangers will be less shy about talking to you.
Keep your options open
When you begin dating, keep your options open. You just got out of a relationship; make sure that this time around you know what you really want.